This series starring longtime Grey’s Anatomy actress and Canadian Sandra Oh raised everyone who watched it eyebrows all through its inaugural season. Meaning it was praised roundly. Nothing better than a surprisely entertaining series. Coming seemingly out of no where, Killing Eve has millions of fans drooling in anticipation for season two.
The plotline sees MI5 security operative Eve Polastri (played by Sandra Oh), who has a very particular personality, fired from her job after doing something risky. She was always operating on the edge as while her job was largely a desk one, Eve dreamed of being a proper spy. A job which brings her in contact with a female contract killer named Villanelle (played by Jodie Comer) makes her cross the line.
While she is mourning losing the thing in her life which gets her blood pumping, she receives an offer from the mysterious but powerful Carolyn Martens (played by Fiona Shaw). Eve is offered the chance to be a spy and go after Villanelle under the even more secretive MI6 umbrella. Even is able to bring on fellow colleague Bill (played by David Haig), who previously stood up for her and was also fired, as part of her team. The team is rounded out by young operative Elena Felton (played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and even greener tech expert Kenny Stowton (played by Sean Delaney).
Villanelle is a very talented killer but rather unstable. Once she realizes that Eve is coming after her and her foe is every bit as unstable and intelligent as she is, the young contract killer revels in the competition to see who comes out on top…or alive.
Based on the novellas of Luke Jennings and now written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), this is one of the most ineresting cat and mouse type series of late. Another winner from the BBC.
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